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Alden Proposes Purchase of Tribune Publishing

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Readallover, Dec 31, 2020.

  1. Bronco77

    Bronco77 Well-Known Member

    Same with me for my two years of service before the pension plan went away. Good thing the pensions aren't under the umbrella of the publishing spinoff.

    Also getting one for my six years of service at Cox -- which, believe it or not, had an honest-to-goodness pension plan in place until two or three years ago.

    Of course, they don't add up to that much, although it might be enough to offset the cost of nongroup health insurance if I decide to hang it up before Medicare kicks in.
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2021
  2. Readallover

    Readallover Active Member

    This guy seems to be universally hated for some reason.
    Woody Long likes this.
  3. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    There's high-profile writers making more on Substack. In some cases, way more.

    Talk about a sea change.

    The LA Times, a top 5 newspaper and they're paying $500,000 to $700,000 and Matty Yglesias bails on Vox/Slate/Wherever and immediately tops that by convincing a relatively small group of people to give him $5 a month.

    Crazy man, crazy.
  4. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    He was banned from there. Hell has better people.
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  5. Woody Long

    Woody Long Active Member

    Aside from Rush Limbaugh, Bob Jelenic is the only person I can think of who made legions of otherwise good people root for cancer.
  6. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

  7. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    The link to a New York Times article does not work when I copied it but the article said Tribune had digital revenues of 49 million dollars last year. This fro a company that owns papers in Orlando, New York City, Ft. Lauderdale, Baltimore and Chicago along with some smaller papers. What a disaster. And Alden will not invest in a digital product but instead milk the paper dry.
  8. Severian

    Severian Well-Known Member

    Preaching to the choir, friend.
  9. matt_garth

    matt_garth Well-Known Member

  10. ChadFelter

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  11. Deskgrunt50

    Deskgrunt50 Well-Known Member

  12. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

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